I was going to write a round-up of 2014 detailing everything that had occurred personally and for the blog in 2014, but the events in Sydney before Christmas changed how I wanted to do this. This is not your normal 2014 round-up, but I wanted to publish it anyway.
For most people that I know, 2014 has been a hell of a year, in both good ways and not-so-good ways. Marriages, engagements, deaths, landmark Birthdays, injuries, divorces, separations, people shutting down shop, people moving countries, people quitting their jobs in pursuit of their dreams- it’s all been going on. I’m left wondering what’s left for the rest of December.
Horse necklace by redtruckdesigns on Etsy
Whether we’re celebrating, commiserating or a mixture of both, I feel that we can learn a lot from this year. Personally, listening to fear and deciding that it’s not out to get me has been the most important lesson of 2014. You might have seen lots of articles this year about choosing love over fear, and while I appreciate the sentiment, I think sometimes we have to listen to and appreciate fear to get to love.
Nowhere has then been more prevalent than in my own recovery story. If I hadn’t listened to and worked through the fear, I know I wouldn’t have made a full recovery. I wouldn’t have been able to welcome in and know that I was worthy of love. There’s no way therefore that I’d have been able to set up this blog or be talking to you now.
However you feel 2014 has been for you or however huge and glorious your dreams are for 2015, I invite you to appreciate and accept where you are right now- everything that you are feeling, striving for and fearful of. Fear is part of our human experience too. I’d love us all to step into 2015 with a sense of calm, receptivity, grounding and belonging- what could be better than starting a New Year with these feelings? No racing ahead, nothing to prove, nothing to shout about.
Meet yourself wherever you are.
Thank you so much for all your love and support this year my darling. I learn so much from you all with each passing day and I cannot wait to share the projects I’ve got lined up for 2015 with you soon. Wishing you all the love and presence in the world for the rest of December and beyond.
Lots of love and light,